[URPE] Labor Organizing Training in Phila 7/8-7/9: Please help spread the word!
yfoa at aflcio.org
Tue Jun 21 12:18:08 MDT 2005
Dear URPE Member:
My name is Yael Foa, and I am the Assistant Regional Coordinator of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Organizing Institute (OI). As you may know, the Organizing Institute recruits and trains motivated graduating seniors who are committed to working for social and economic justice and are interested in becoming union organizers, and helps them get placed into full-time jobs with unions across the country.
I am writing to ask for your assistance in helping us publicize a new training program that will provide students who are not yet graduating with employment opportunities that will develop their leadership and organizing skills while they work side by side with workers who are unionizing their workplace. Students can easily work part-time in these positions while going to school.
We will be holding a specialized training for this program on July 8th and 9th in Philadelphia and are looking students/activists who are committed to social and economic justice and might be interested in attending. The training is free and food will be provided. We will not be able to provide housing.
Can you help spread the word about this exciting opportunity by forwarding the flyer below to current or former students, other faculty or staff, activist listservs, etc.? Any other ideas you have about ways to publicize this training are very welcome.
I can be reached at (781) 324-4088 ext. 4, by cell phone at (617) 816-0324 or email at yfoa at aflcio.org. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or need additional information. Thank you in advance for your assistance in making this program a success!
Assistant Regional Coordinator, Northeast
AFL-CIO Organizing Institute
AFL-CIO Organizing Institute
WANTED: LABOR ORGANIZING OPERATIVES
Are you stuck in school, have a desire to organize but need to pay the bills?
Are you fed up with low wages and poor working conditions in Philadelphia?
Do you have experience working a regular job but want to learn how to empower your co-workers to join the labor movement?
Are you interested in working for social change but need more experience and training?
Millions of workers are part of the union movement and have a voice in their workplace. Yet, millions more need your help to fight exploitation, abuse, and demand respect and dignity in the workplace.
The AFL-CIO Organizing Institute will be holding a specialized training on July 8th and 9th in the Philadelphia area to equip you with the skills and job opportunities to pursue union organizing as a career.
If you are committed to social and economic justice and are interested in helping workers gain power, win better wages, benefits, and working conditions by forming a union at their workplace please apply today for our training program.
Newly trained organizers who complete the training program will develop strong organizing and leadership skills while assisting their coworkers in forming a union. Full-time and Part-time positions are available. People of color, bilingual speakers, and Philadelphia area residents are highly encouraged to apply.
What: AFL-CIO Organizing Institute Training
When: July 8-9 2005
Where: Philadelphia, PA (Location to be announced)
*Housing will not be provided.
To request an application or for more information, please email your resume to yfoa at aflcio.org or call Yael Foa at (781) 324-4088 ext. 4.
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